Monday, January 13, 2014

Vintage Recipe Monday! Dutch Stewed Potatoes

Good Monday Morning!  A beautiful sunny, though chilly day here in SW Virginia.  Did everyone have a great weekend?  We went to the Home and Garden show in town and I was left wishing for Spring.  They had the most fantastic garden designs for ponds and patios.  I wish I had more time and more money!

Yesterday I got out this old Norge Cookbook that I bought at an estate sale last summer.  This book is gigantic and weighs a ton! 
It is by the Culinary Arts Institute in New York and written in 1948

I love this picture!
Lots of "odd" recipes in this cookbook, like a lot of gelatin type foods with un-gelatin type foods in them!  Like fish in Jello.  Ugh!
However I found one that I thought would go perfect with the meatloaf and peas that I had made for lunch and it was:
Dutch Stewed Potatoes
2 onions sliced
1 Tbls. fat, melted (I used Crisco)
1/2 tea. salt (I probably used a little more), dash of pepper
2 teaspoons of minced parsley (I didn't have any so I left it out)
2 cups diced, uncooked potatoes
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons flour
Cook onion in fat, 5 minutes.  Add salt, pepper, parsley and potatoes, cover with boiling water and cook until tender.  Thicken with flours which has been mixed with a little cold water.  For 4.
It actually was very good!  I did add a little butter at the end as well.
It tasted a lot like the scalloped potatoes my Aunt Clara used to make in the oven as it's really just boiled potatoes with a white sauce.  But it was very easy and quick and I will definitely be using it again.  Give it a try!
(p.s. How do you like my pink pyrex!  I collect the blue Amish Butterprint, but when I saw this pink one for $2.00, I couldn't pass it up!)



Patti said...

The potatoes do look yummy but the casserole dish is precious! I found 4 pink and blue bowls at a yard sale. I'm going to see if one matches. I rarely follow a recipe and cooking isn't my first love, but the cookbooks of the past are pretty sometimes. Have a great week. Oh, I love your Valentine decorating! I started decorating yesterday. I found the sweet valentine you made me, too! :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I bet my girls would love this recipe. It looks delicious. I'm loving that casserole dish too.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Yum! This looks delicious!! And love the pretty dish too! Happy new week! xo Holly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Pink pyrex? PRECIOUS! And the potatoes sound good. I haven't made anything like this in a long time. I did make potato soup the other day but it has a lot of milk in it. YUM! Great for cold weather!

Lady Linda said...

So funny Linda, I have this book for sale in my Etsy shoppe! Maybe I should keep it and use it.

Elizabeth Jack said...

Those potatoes look pretty delicious! I love all the vintage cookbook pictures and I especially like that pink pyrex!